Friday Reminder: September 7, 2012








Hello Everyone,


Congratulations on making it through the first week of classes!  As you’ll hear from us throughout your time here, don’t worry – you will be fine!  We are always here to help, so please stop by the OGIP if you have any questions or concerns.


Here are this week’s reminders:



1)    ONGOING: International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) check-in.  If you did not check in with the ISSO when you arrived on campus, please do so immediately.  The ISSO is located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, on the 2nd floor.


2)    ONGOING: Please update your personal information and check your compliance on the Student Link (  Under the purple “personal” tab, please update your new local address and phone number, and check your compliance by clicking on the “Compliance Status” link.  There should be three green check marks next to three short descriptions explaining what you need in order to be compliant. If any action needs to be taken, there will be a red ‘X’ instead. Please follow up on any items marked with a red ‘X’ IMMEDIATELY. 


3)    ONGOING: Classes at the Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec).  As we mentioned during orientation, you can enroll in physical education classes at BU as long as the class is not yet full.  To see what sports courses are offered:

·         Access the Student Link and log in with your username and   Kerberos password.

·         Choose the orange tab, Academics

·         Choose “University Class Schedule”

·         Select Semester – Fall 2012

·         Select, under College, PDP.

·         Search courses by clicking the “Go” button next to the College drop-down menu


To register for a PDP class, pick up the sports audit form (available at the OGIP).  Read the instructions on the form and complete it as instructed- you will need to have the instructor sign the form.  Bring the completed and signed form to the University Registrar’s Office at 881 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor.


4)    NEXT WEEK: Library Research & Writing Classes Begin.  Beginning on Monday, September 10th, the first class meetings of the Library Research and Writing classes will take place. Please refer to the handout to find your assigned section.  

5)    WEDNESDAY: The Boston Bar Association’s Foreign Lawyers Committee invites you to its annual Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This event is always a lot of fun and is a great way to meet LLM students attending other Boston area law schools.  The reception will be held at the BBA offices at 16 Beacon Street.  If you want to attend please RSVP (confirm your attendance) at

6)    THURSDAY: Job Search Basics, Thursday, September 13th from 1:00-2:00 pm in room 570.  Acting Assistant Director for Professional Development Sara Marshall will be presenting Job Search Basics, a broad overview of U.S.-style resumes, cover letter guidelines, and networking strategies 


7)    UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Add/Drop Deadline is Monday, September 17thPlease make sure you have informed the OGIP of any course changes and returned a signed Audit form or C/NC/H form by this date.  Please wait to submit your add/drop forms until you are certain of your final course selections!  Remember that all course changes for American Law and Visiting Foreign Exchange students are made though the OGIP and not the Registrar’s Office. 


8)    UPCOMING DEADLINE: Fall Semester Tuition Payment is Due by Monday, September 17th.  You can settle your bill at Student Accounting Services, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, if you haven’t already.  If you miss this deadline, you will be charged a late fee.  The Student Accounting Services website is

9)    Read the LL.M. in American Law Student Handbook, which is attached to this email.  The handbook includes information on program, law school and university resources and policies, as well as Academic and Disciplinary Regulations for all students.  This information will be posted on the LLM Central ALP website shortly.  You are responsible for knowing and adhering to these policies, so please take some time to read the Handbook carefully.

10) Temporary Insurance Cards: Insurance cards will be sent to you over the next few weeks.  If you need or want proof of insurance earlier, you may be able to print a temporary card through Aetna Student Health’s website.  To see if you can print a temporary member ID card, visit your BU ID number (no dashes) and date of birth.  The temporary ID card looks exactly like the front and back of the card you will receive in the mail.

11) Fun Tip of the Week: Get some exercise and stay cool at the same time by spending a few hours paddling around the Charles River. Charles River Canoe & Kayak gives you the option of renting single and double kayaks, canoes, or even rowboats from five different locations around the area, including one in Allston/Brighton and one in Kendall Square. Single kayak rentals are $15 per hour, double kayaks are $19 per hour, canoes are $17 per hour, and paddleboards are $16 per hour.


Have a great weekend!